Maurizio Bortolotti

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Maurizio Bortolotti
Born (1961-07-07) July 7, 1961 (age 56)
Nationality Italian
Occupation Art curator

Maurizio Bortolotti (born Brescia, July, 1961) is an art critic, curator and researcher based between Milan, Italy and Shanghai, China.[1]

He was director of Research and Public Program of Shanghai Project[2] at Shanghai Himalayas Museum in Shanghai (2015-2016). He was Curator of the Zuecca Project Space International Program[3] in Venice (2011–2014). He curated exhibitions in many countries, focusing on the interaction between art and social processes on the background of globalisation, investigating especially the interdisciplinary connection between art and architecture inside the urban space and its social relations. He worked as curator and advisor for several international biennials, and in 2010 served as Art Commissioner for the First International Art Fair Art Gwangju[4] made by the Gwangju Biennale. He was a professor and a member of scientific committee of the Media school at NABA (2007-2013) in Milan. He was visiting professor at University of Urbino (2003-2005). He was a regular contributor to the art and architecture magazine Domus (1991-2011).[5]

He had lectures and public talks in different Art Institutions, like: Domus Academy, National Visual Arts Gallery (Malaysia), Goldsmiths College, University of Central England, University of Geneva, Gwangju Biennale, Triennale, MAXXI, Hongik University, Istanbul Biennial and many others.


Bortolotti has authored many publications on the work of Yona Friedman, Peter Eisenman, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Dan Graham, Tomás Saraceno, Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei, amongst the others. Amongst his publications:

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  1. ^ Yale University Radio ( March 12, 2015), [1] The Museum of Non Visible Art.
  2. ^ Arnold, Frances. "Arnold: Shanghai Project and Art in the City Usher in a New Era for the City’s Art Scene". Artsy. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  3. ^ Higgins, Charlotte. "Higgins: Ai Weiwei shows Venice Biennale his many sides". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ Tinari, Philip. "Tinari: 10,000 Maniacs". Artforum. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  5. ^ Maurizio Bortolotti (September 24, 2009), [2] Kutlug Ataman interview.